Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health


The Fraser Basin Council is now accepting applications for their Elizabeth Henry Scholarship:

Apply now for a $2,000 scholarship for research on communities and environmental health!

Applications for the inaugural Elizabeth Henry Scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2016. The scholarship supports graduate students working on BC-based research projects that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives. The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship was initiated by the Fraser Basin Council directors and staff in memory of our dear friend and colleague and as a legacy to her life and values.

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 for eligible research projects. The Scholarship is funded by the Fraser Basin Council, British Columbia Clean Air Research (BC CLEAR) Fund and by many friends, family members and colleagues who wish to remember Elizabeth and her work. If you wish to contribute to the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Fund, you can do so through the Vancouver Foundation website.

Click here for more information and to apply.

About Elizabeth Henry

Elizabeth touched many lives with her warm and generous nature. Her passion for making positive change in the world, and compassion for the people around her, were reflected in both her personal life and in her work. As Program Coordinator of Climate Change and Air Quality at the Fraser Basin Council, she was pivotal to the success of many climate change action and adaptations initiatives.

Elizabeth had a great commitment to education and a particular interest in developing relationships with indigenous communities through the process of decolonization, which was a major focus of her Master’s degree. She held a B.Sc. in Ecology from the University of Guelph and an M.A. in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia.

She will always be remembered as an avid outdoors enthusiast who loved exploring beautiful places across B.C. and Canada by ski, by bike and on foot, and as a gardener who graciously shared the bounty of her efforts.

Elizabeth passed away in the spring of 2014 at the age of 32.


‘This Changes Everything’ Screening May 10

thischangeseverythingFree screening of the documentary ‘This Changes Everything’:

Tuesday May 10th
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 W Georgia St
6 pm

Panel discussion to follow.


Migratory Change in our Oceans


This Earth Day, consider how marine life is faring with warming ocean temperatures.

From the David Suzuki Foundation:

“Short-term oceanographic events, such as El Niño and the Pacific ‘blob’ — an enormous area of unusually warm water in the North Pacific — demonstrate that while oceans may be relatively stable, they aren’t immune to temperature shifts. These phenomena explain the appearance of unexpected species off B.C.’s coast over the past winter, including a Guadalupe fur seal, green sea turtle and Risso’s dolphins. Higher water temperatures are also changing the relative concentrations of microscopic, occasionally toxic algae.

“While these marine oddities don’t necessarily indicate a full-scale ecosystem shift, they may be signs of what to expect as the planet warms. Shorter-term phenomena correspond with longer-term oceanographic changes around the world. These changes promise to fundamentally alter the cast of characters in marine ecosystems before we’ve had the opportunity to adequately study them. …

“We can help marine life by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to keep global average temperature increases below the 1.5 C goal set out in the December Paris Agreement. Well-monitored fisheries, like those in British Columbia, will become essential data-collection points for understanding shifting marine environments. Although it’s difficult to reverse temperature and other oceanographic changes that climate change has already set in motion, we may be able to lessen the impact through habitat protection, strong fisheries management and robust scientific monitoring.”

Read more from the article here.


Two New Climate Job Postings


Check out these two job postings related to climate and the environment:

Student Energy: Community Manager
One year contract, full time
Vancouver, BC with some location flexibility
Deadline to apply: May 5th

Student Energy is seeking an entrepreneurial and creative candidate for a position being added to the rapidly growing organization, our global Community Manager. The Community Manager is responsible for Student Energy’s community of young energy leaders around the world. This includes strategically finding ways Student Energy can better serve them as well as developing operational capacity to maximize the value of the network. The Community Manager will also be the owner of Student Energy’s Chapter Model program that will works to create campus level clubs dedicated to helping students and young people understand the global energy system. Student Energy has been piloting this program for the last year, and the Community Manager will have the chance to oversee the global launch, and future development of the program.

Click here for more information and to apply.

HUB Cycling: Director of Communications 
Permanent, full time
Vancouver, BC
Deadline to apply: May 1st

HUB Cycling is a charitable non-profit, helping more people cycle more often, through education, action and events. More cycling makes our communities healthier, happier and more connected.

This role leads HUB’s work to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver via internal and external communications, campaign management, and marketing activities. Leveraging the power of volunteers is a key responsibility of this role, as well as providing; support to our local committee volunteers and implementing strategic action and membership campaigns. This position affects positive change and strengthens the voice for better cycling region-wide.

Click here for more information and to apply.



Assessment: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate


Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment.

From the summary:

Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in the world, are diverse and dynamic regions whose biodiversity, beauty and resources contribute to the country as a whole. The impacts of climate change on Canada’s coasts, which extend far beyond changes in sea level, present both challenges and potential opportunities for coastal communities, ecosystems and economic activities. How we adapt to the coming changes will be critical to the sustainability and continued prosperity of Canada and its coastal regions. The following points represent high-level conclusions from Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate, and are discussed further in this synthesis:

  • Changing climate is increasingly affecting the rate and nature of change along Canada’s highly dynamic coasts, with widespread impacts on natural and human systems.
  • Recent extreme weather events demonstrate the vulnerability of coastal infrastructure.
  • Changes in the extent, thickness and duration of sea ice, both in the North and in some areas of the East Coast region, are already impacting coasts, ecosystems, coastal communities and transportation.
  • Sea-level changes will vary significantly across Canada during this century and beyond. Where relative sea level is rising, the frequency and magnitude of storm-surge flooding will increase in the future.
  • Knowledge of climate risks and the need for adaptation in coastal areas is increasing, with many examples of local and regional governments in Canada taking action on adaptation.
  • A range of adaptation measures will be needed in most settings to address the complex array of changes. Alternatives to hard coastal-protection structures can be effective in addressing coastal erosion and flooding in many areas.
  • It is imperative that future development be undertaken with an understanding of the dynamic nature of the coast and changing coastal risks. Monitoring and assessment of the effectiveness of actions taken to date, as well as research to fill data and knowledge gaps, would help inform sustainable planning and development.

Read more from the document here.


Mobilizing for a Transition: Interview with Iron & Earth











In the midst of ongoing resource extraction projects, growing climate change activism, and debates about jobs versus the environment, what do oil and gas workers think about the climate?

In a new article, ACT researcher Halena Seiferling interviewed Lliam Hildebrand, founder of Iron & Earth, a new organization of oil and gas workers calling for a shift to renewable energy. She asked about organized labour, capitalism, and how his co-workers are approaching the coming energy transition.

From the article:

Some folks who see the environment as the ultimate priority might conclude that oil and gas workers don’t care about the environment. Do you think Iron & Earth is helping to break down stereotypes around oil and gas workers?

LLIAM: I think a lot of people naturally assume that oilsands workers will defend the oilsands at all costs because that’s where their livelihoods are. That’s not the case. We are incredibly grateful for the work that we have had in the oilsands, and that’s going to be a big part of our message because we are trying to build bridges. We’re not going to be a confrontational organization at all costs. We want to be promoting solutions and what we see in terms of opportunities that will benefit all stakeholders. People might assume that oilsands workers wouldn’t support renewables, but I don’t think the general population of Canada realizes how transferable a lot of our skills are. We can build anything. And renewable energy is large-scale infrastructure; we can build that, and we would rather build that than some more carbon-based infrastructure.

Read more from the article here.


Job Opportunity: Climate Change Adaptation Senior Fellow


blueEnergy is looking for talented, committed individuals to join our diverse, dynamic organization, and can offer many opportunities for meaningful personal and professional growth.

Currently blueEnergy is seeking a mature, culturally sensitive, proactive individual with strong motivation to work in the social team in Bluefields, Nicaragua. As blueEnergy Nicaragua’s Social Fellow, you will work within the Climate Change Adaptation program.

The Social Fellow will contribute to the research and development of climate change document and research activities related to the program and support the social team in projects related to the program. In addition, the Fellow with support the writing of new project profiles and their corresponding budgets. Candidates must have exceptional teamwork and emotional intelligence, and be able to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.

Click here to read more and apply.


Jim Hoggan Book Launch: I’m Right and You’re an Idiot

Check out this interesting upcoming event in Vancouver:

The SFU Centre for Dialogue is very excited to host the launch of Jim Hoggan’s new book, “I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up”. Jim’s book addresses the issue of climate change communication (as well as other issues) and asks the hard question – why aren’t we getting anywhere?  He makes a great case for the need for dialogue and constructive engagement.

Wednesday May 25th, 7:00 pm
Tickets: click here to purchase



Getting Canada to a Net Zero Economy

joyce murray

Check out this event, hosted by Liberal MP Joyce Murray, on how Canada can achieve a net-zero economy:

Canadians expect a pragmatic and effective Canadian plan to reduce carbon emissions and do our part to avoid the climate impacts we are beginning to see here (Mountain Pine Bark Beetle) and in vulnerable regions like the Arctic and Middle East.

By April 22nd Canada will have pledged, alongside countries representing over 55% of global emissions, to ratify the commitment to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, and the Paris Accord will become legally binding.

Our government committed to lead in limiting global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Canada will have to take decisive steps to transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. This is both an enormous challenge, and an exciting potential for renewed economic vibrancy and new jobs.

Come join MP Joyce Murray and our four expert panellists, to explore some of the innovative pathways to getting there!

Sally Aitken
 – Professor of Forestry and Director of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics at UBC.
George Hoburg – Political scientist and Forestry Professor UBC, with an interest in environmental and natural resource policy.
Jeremy Moorhouse – Clean Energy Canada.  Jeremy works to advance our electricity, transportation, and carbon objectives within BC.
Graham Whitmarsh – former Head of BC Climate Action Secretariat, Graham was at the forefront of the broad range of climate policy adopted by the BC government, including the implementation of carbon neutral government operations.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Registration 1:00 pm
Town Hall: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Ryerson United Church, Memorial Hall (2195 45th Ave at Yew)
Light refreshments will be provided

Please RSVP: joyce.murray.c1c@parl.gc.ca or call 604-664-9220


Apply Now for Environment Grants













Apply Now: Environment Grants from the Columbia Basin Trust 

Do you have a project idea that will strengthen environmental well-being in the Columbia Basin?

If so, you can apply to us now for a grant of $10,000 or less.

We particularly wish to support projects that address one of the following:

  • ecosystems
  • climate
  • water
  • environmental education.

The deadline to apply is May 16, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. MT.

To learn more about our Environment Grants and to download the application guidelines and form, click here.

If you have questions, get in touch with us at 1.800.505.8998 or grants@cbt.org.


ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here.

Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan

ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016


Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon tax, and other factors, it seems clear that neither the Province of BC nor Canada will meet prescribed carbon reduction targets by 2020, and both will be challenged to meet targets set for 2030. Moreover, global projections suggest that, even if every country that signed onto the Paris Agreement implements the voluntary, non-binding emissions reduction targets they submitted, the global climate will still exceed two degrees of warming by mid-century. In fact, climate projections indicate that, no matter what action we take to reduce our emissions, warming will occur at about the same rate and amount by 2030-2050, due to the inertia of the system and the longevity of CO2 in the atmosphere.  This is known as the “commitment to climate change,” and is already evident in troubling impacts such as the pine beetle epidemic, record-setting temperatures, and changing hydrological patterns, to name but a few issues of concern for BC residents. Sea level rise is likely locked in for millennia.

The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Risks report identifies failure of mitigation and adaptation to climate change as the top risk over the next ten years, and the other top risks are all related to climate change impacts, including water, food, and social displacement and unrest. On both global and local scales, failure leads first to greater vulnerability to extreme weather events, resulting in food and water crises, large-scale migration and other man-made environmental catastrophes, such as infrastructure failure, which in turn lead to loss of ecosystem services and high economic costs.

We therefore must plan for and adapt to some level of climate change impacts, while we work hard to reduce our emissions. This adaptation work will require increasingly transformative policies to counter the continuing impacts of a changing climate globally and regionally on the economy, the environment and the climate nexus of water, food, energy and biodiversity, and we urge the team that is charged with planning and implementing BC’s Climate Leadership Plan to take these challenges into account.

Water is at the heart of most climate change impacts, and we acknowledge the Province’s achievement of progress with the new Water Sustainability Act, which outlines a direction consistent with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals. BC has a similar opportunity to show significant leadership with the proposed Climate Leadership Plan; however, the current draft requires the addition of actionable adaptation measures that complement emissions management and reduction approaches if it is to reflect the goals of the three major international climate-related agreements agreed upon in 2015: the UN SDGs, the Sendai Disaster Agreement and the Paris Agreement.

The new federal mandate letters and funding actions refer to “low carbon resilience” and “green infrastructure” as priorities. It is time we brought together the until-now largely separate discourses on climate change adaptation and mitigation to achieve win-wins. We feel that this is possible and set out some of the ways we can achieve this goal at the provincial level in BC below. We have presented our suggestions within the structure identified by the Province in its response to the recommendations provided by the Climate Leadership Team:

What We Value

– Carbon pricing and general financial mechanisms

– Climate risk management and adaptation

» Amend the Environmental Assessment Act to include the social cost of carbon (#11)

  • Natural capital assets and ecosystem services, such as flood control, cooling and shading, water and air filtration, and low-flow augmentation, carbon sequestration and social benefits such as improved health and property prices, should be evaluated as key benefits for British Columbians.

» Update forest and agriculture policy, regulation and protected areas strategies to account for climate change impacts (#16)

  • Establish/maintain connectivity corridors and conservation networks between protected areas where these are identified as critical for species adjusting to climate change.
  • Increase monitoring of climate change impacts on representative ecosystems to track the rate of hydro-climatic change and improve forecasting and planning for such changes.
  • Establish a target for a 30% increase in carbon sequestration across BC by 2030, to be achieved through a focus on 50% of the land base capable of sequestering carbon via existing and new protected areas and a combination of conservation approaches, e.g. wildlife management, wetlands preservation, conservation-oriented development, and stormwater management, to maintain and restore ecosystem integrity and diversity.
    • Establish a tracking system to measure the resultant increase in carbon sequestration and account for this in the provincial carbon budget and for marketing carbon credits.

» Update by 2020 hazard maps for all climate related hazards (#24a)

» Invest in sufficient monitoring systems to ensure the change in climate can be managed effectively (#24b)

  • Ensure monitoring systems including effective mechanisms for province-wide hydrology monitoring and make data accessible to the public.

» Develop a policy framework to guide government’s management of the risks associated with a changing climate (#24c)

  • Mandate a review of provincial climate change risks and adaptation actions every five years.
  • Provide clear instructions to all Ministers on action required on climate change adaptation and mitigation in their mandate letters.
  • Coordinate across ministries to maximize effectiveness of action and outcomes.
  • Train all provincial government staff in climate change mitigation and adaptation basics.
  • Update the provincial Disaster Financial Assistance policy to ensure funds are spent in ways that build back resilience and incent ecosystem-based adaptation responses.
  • Provide centralized support and resource provision to municipalities as they prepare for costly adaptation measures for flooding, extreme heat, and sea level rise.
    • Expand provincial responsibility for dikes and ecosystem-based coastal adaptation measures to assist municipalities in planning for and bearing the costs of sea level rise.
    • Evaluate tax incentives and other financial assistance for municipalities to support infrastructure upgrades and/or recovery from extreme events.
    • Establish provincial fund designed to meet major future costs such as sea level rise.
    • Align provincial funding with new federal funding; design related incentives for action.
  • Establish an adaptation fund as part of the LNG legacy fund should LNG projects be undertaken to support local governments and align with federal funding proposals
  • Develop new policies to integrate private sector insurance with public-sector financial assistance in order to protect properties in a wide range of hazard areas and reduce public sector costs.
  • Prevent future development and assist buyout of properties in high hazard areas.
  • Promote usage of ecosystem-based adaptation approaches such as wetlands and swales, and set back dikes to reduce risks plus benefit ecosystems struggling to adapt.

» Increase communications to public (#24d)

  • Create resources for higher education curriculum materials to support climate literacy amongst BC students and residents, including core courses on biodiversity and the value of ecological goods and services plus ways to reduce personal consumption of energy, water and food wastage.
  • Establish trackable budgets for water, food and energy at personal and institutional levels (e.g. individuals, schools, government offices, transportation systems) and all government levels (provincial, regional and municipal) that can be reduced over time in accordance with provincial targets to reduce carbon, water use and ecosystem degradation.
  • Ensure public awareness of climate change-related health hazards and emergency planning through educational materials, early warning systems and other tools.

» Use First Nations traditional knowledge when appropriate as part of hazard mapping information (#25a)

» Resource the research of climate change impacts on the inherent and treaty rights of indigenous people (#25b)

The Way We Live

– Community and built environment

» Revisions to the building code that require new buildings to (i) increase use of materials that sequester carbon and (ii) have the capacity of meeting most of their annual energy needs by on-site renewable energy within 10 years (#20b)

  • Revisions to the building code should simultaneously consider new flood construction levels for sea level rise, updated 200-year flood plains, and other adaptation actions now being mandated by municipalities designed to build in resilience to the built environment based on provincial guidelines and municipal climate risk and vulnerability assessments.

The Way We Work

– Industry, business and natural resources

» Create a task force with appropriate expertise (e.g. economics, global markets, clean innovation, environment-economy policy) to research B.C.’s competitive advantages and potential growth areas in a low-carbon economy, both within and across sectors, and to develop recommendations on stimulating these areas (#10)

  • This task force should include a focus on “low-carbon resilience” (LCR), rather than solely low-carbon; such solutions ensure we build in resilience while reducing emissions by bridging between adaptation and mitigation and identifying win-win approaches.

» Create a task force to review and update carbon management best practices for the agriculture sector (#18)

  • See target for a 30% increase in carbon sequestration across the province by 2030 under recommendation #16 in What We Value above.
  • Improve soil management to increase carbon sequestration and overall water management.

ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation


ICLEI Webinar: Making Strides on Community Adaptation

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00pm EST

ACT ED Deb Harford is one of the speakers at this upcoming webinar!

The Making Strides on Community Adaptation Project was designed to bridge the gap between planning and implementation by increasing the uptake of existing implementation-related resources.  Recognizing that there is a growing implementation gap among Canadian municipalities, ICLEI Canada established seven recommendations and case study examples of accessible strategies designed to address common constraints to implementing adaptation actions.  As well, the project included the creation of several “Abridged Resources,” which serve as an “at-a-glance” synopses of existing implementation related documents and are designed to help end-users judge to what degree the resource is appropriate for them.  These can be found attached to the Final Report, and soon on the newly updated Adaptation Library! 

Join us for an ICLEI In Session webinar that will share findings from the project, recommendations for effective implementation of adaptation actions, and hear multiple case studies from Canadian practitioners.

Michael Houle, Adaptation and Resilience Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada
Hana Lapp, Adaptation and Resilience Planner, ICLEI Canada
Deborah Harford, Executive Director, Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT)
Additional speakers to come!

Moderated by: ICLEI Canada

Click here to register.


Lunch and Learn: Climate Risk to Buildings- Targeting Climate Resilience

Lunch and Learn Van venue

The BC Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council is offering this lunch & learn opportunity on April 21st:

Climate Risk to Buildings: Targeting Climate Resilience 

Thursday April 21st
12:00-1:00 pm
1021 W Hastings St (MNP Tower), 7th Floor, Cordova Room

As climate change progresses, using historic climate data and weather patterns as a means to predict future weather patterns becomes increasingly unreliable. Even with the most aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reductions, adaptations in British Columbia’s infrastructure are required to withstand the changing climate. The effects of climate change on buildings include additional heat stress on occupants from increasing temperatures, damage to building envelopes and contents from extreme precipitation and coastal flooding, and restricted water supplies from drought, among others.

This lunch and learn will present some of the findings of a study carried out by the Climate Risk Management Team at the Climate Action Secretariat (BC Ministry of Environment). The study assessed the climate resilience of several public sector buildings in British Columbia in both the planning stage and aged/existing lifecycle stage. This lunch and learn will also discuss how resilient design can be included when targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

The event is intended for green building professionals, LEED consultants and others interested in climate resilience in a buildings context.

Guest Speakers:

Johanna Wolf, PhD is a Senior Policy Analyst in Climate Risk Management in the Climate Action Secretariat of BC’s Ministry of Environment. Johanna’s expertise in climate change adaptation and resilience spans over a decade and includes work in coastal, aboriginal, northern, and health contexts.

Anika Bell is a 4th year UVic mechanical engineering student currently on co-op with the Climate Action Secretariat. Anika’s work at the Climate Action Secretariat has involved creating a case-study assessment of BC public sector buildings for climate resilience.

Click here to register.


Workshop: Strengthening Resilience through Innovative Rainwater Management and Infrastructure Design


There are a few spots remaining for this upcoming workshop on rainwater management:

April 13th, 2016 | 10am-12pm
Coal Harbour Community Centre

Strengthening Resilience through Innovative Rainwater Management and Infrastructure Design

You are invited to attend a 2 hour workshop on innovative approaches to rainwater management in the Pacific Northwest. During this workshop, participants will:

-Hear from leading experts about the evolving principles and practice for rainwater management.

-Learn how innovative approaches have improved urban resilience and livability.

-Discuss present day realities and challenges to identify opportunities for improvement.

-Network with local government staff and water management practitioners from across Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed to kick-start a collaborative discussion on rainwater management to improve resilience in the urban realm. The workshop will be of value to municipal staff, urban planners, stormwater engineers and managers as well as those with with a general interest in rainwater management and its role in strengthening urban resilience.

Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast


In the next few weeks, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of breakfast events focusing on climate change adaptation. ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford will be speaking at the April 21st event. Check out the schedule below, and register for one (or more!):

Climate Change Adaptation in the Region

April 13 – BCIT downtown campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

April 14 – Surrey City Hall, 13450-104 Avenue, Surrey

April 21 – Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Presentations start at 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast available at 7:00 a.m

Climate change is global, but local impacts vary widely from region to region. In the Metro Vancouver region, how can we prepare to respond to the likely social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change?

Join us to learn how Metro Vancouver and the region’s municipalities are preparing strategies to adapt to and become more resilient to these changes.

Speakers for April 13:

  • Tom Lancaster, Regional Planner, Metro Vancouver
  • Mike Brotherston, Manager, Climate Action and Environment, Corporation of Delta
  • Maggie Baynham, Sustainability Planner, City of Surrey
  • Tamsin Mills, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver

Click here to register for April 13th. 

Speakers for April 14: 

  • Tom Lancaster, Regional Planner, Metro Vancouver
  • Mike Brotherston, Manager, Climate Action and Environment, Corporation of Delta
  • Matt Osler, Senior Project Engineer, Utilies, Engineering Department, City of Surrey

Click here to register for April 14th.

Speakers for April 21: 

  • Tom Lancaster, Regional Planner, Metro Vancouver
  • Caroline Jackson, Section Manager, Environmental Sustainability, City of North Vancouver
  • Fiona Dercole, Section Manager, Public Safety, District of North Vancouver
  • Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team); Climate Change Adaptation Scholar and Research Associate, School of Public Policy, SFU

Click here to register for April 21st.


Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development


This upcoming Engineers Canada workshop focuses on an important aspect of adaptation: ensuring infrastructure is resilient.



Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development
Monday April 11th
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

This full-day workshop will cover background and use of Engineers Canada’s PIEVC tool that systematically assesses risks of current and future climate on public infrastructure, with a focus on building and water infrastructure. Participants will work through real-world examples. This workshop will be of interest to those involved in policy, planning, pre-design, design, operation, maintenance, management and regulation of civil and buildings infrastructure.

Space is limited! Visit Engineers Canada Workshop to register. For registration information please contact jrichard@mirarco.org. The cost is $295 (+HST). Questions about the workshop ca be directed to David.Lapp@engineerscanada.ca.

The training workshop offered by Engineers Canada is appropriate for a multi-disciplinary audience. Deadline for workshop registration is April 6th.

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